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Abstract
Survey Number 0181
Survey Title Questionnaire on Women with High Academic Achievement and their Work, 1998
Depositor The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training
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Summary
Universe Women who have had four-year education at colleges and universities
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 5,000 samples; 1,484 effective response from those who currently work, and 497 effective response from those who currently do not work (39.6%)
Time Period 1998/11/01
Spatial Unit
Sampling Procedure Samples were chosen from within 100 universities under the support of Ministry of Education, Society of Public Universities, Association of Private Universities of Japan, Japanese Private University Promotion Society, Society for the Study of the Private University Employment Guidance, Society for the University Employment Guidance. At each college or university, 10 alumni per age group were selected from the age groups of 22-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40 or above, making the total of 50 samples. Efforts were made to select 5 working women and 5 non-working women in the each age group.
Mode of Data Collection Survey sheets for working women and non-working women were distributed by each college or university. The respondents were asked to complete either of the survey, which matches their current employment status and were requested to turn in the survey sheet by mail.
Investigator The Japan Institute of Labor
Sponsors (Funds) Ministry of Labor
Related Publications (by the Investigator) "Kogakureki-josei no Rodoryoku-ritsu no Kitei Yoin ni kansuru Kenkyu [Study on the Factors Contributing to the Working Rate of Women with High Education]" Survey Report no. 135, August 2000, The Japan Institute of Labor.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Yugyousha hyo][Mugyousha hyo]
Major Survey Items [Women with Jobs]
Questions: (1) working style you had in your mind at the time of graduation. (2) actual working style after graduation: reasons for choosing the first job; actual working style after graduation; number of years worked after graduation; years worked as a regular worker; experience of changing jobs; number of times you changed jobs. (3) current job: type of employment contract; type of the employer; size of employees in private enterprises; industry; department you work in; title/position; average working hours; commuting hours; monthly take-home income; support systems enabling women to continue their work; different employment tracks, track you belong to; years of service. (4) thoughts on the current job: thoughts on the current job and workplace (19items); satisfaction in the employer; intentions to continue/quit your work. (5) persons who have continuously worked since graduation: reasons for continuing to work; moment where you thought of leaving the workforce, number of times, reasons, age at which the thought occurred to you, how you worked out to continue your work; reasons for not quitting your job. (6) persons with experience of quitting their jobs for reasons such as marriage, pregnancy, child birth, husband's transfers, and child and family care: reasons to stop working; number of years you were away from the workforce; reasons to start working again. (7) persons who have changed jobs: reasons for quitting the first job; self-evaluation of the transition you made. (8) attitude toward work: moments where you feel that your work is gratifying; confidence in doing your job, time at which you started having confidence in doing your job; attitude you value in doing your job; things beyond your area of specialty that are valuable in employment or social life.
Demographics: age; educational history; major in college/university; age at which you finished school; marital status; age at which you got married; age of the spouse, last school attended, type of job, annual income; children, number of children, age of the oldest and the youngest children; number of family members you live together, composition of family; own/rent a home, mortgage, residential area.

[Women without Jobs]
Questions: (1) working style you had in your mind at the time of graduation. (2) actual working style after graduation: reasons for choosing the first job; actual working style after graduation; number of years worked after graduation; years worked as a regular worker; experience of changing jobs; number of times you changed jobs. (3) first job you had: reasons for choosing the first job; type of employment contract; type of the employer; size of employees in private enterprises; industry; department you work in; support systems enabling women to continue their work; thoughts on the first job you had (19items); reasons for leaving the workforce; years of service; satisfaction in your former employer; (to persons who quit their jobs for reasons such as marriage, pregnancy, child birth, husband's transfers, and child and family care) reasons to stop working; age at which you quit; desire to continue working at the time you actually quit working; (4) desire for employment: desire to work in the future and feasibility; (to persons who do not wish to work) reasons; reasons for working (if ever to work again); criteria of choosing an occupation; terms and conditions of employment you desire (desirable working hours, commuting hours, annual income, type of employment contract, wage per hour); preferable working style in the long run; jobs on which you could use your knowledge and experience; preferable type of job; preparation for re-employment; possibility of getting a job you prefer, reasons for not being able to have that job. (5) social activities: social activities in which you currently participate; things beyond your area of specialty that are valuable in employment or social life.
Demographics: (same as the demographics that appear in the survey of Women with Jobs)
Date of Release 2001/05/23
Version The Japan Institute of Labor
Registered on May 23, 2001
Topics Employment/Labor
Notes for Users Data Sets are written in Japanese.